Train Rides

 
volunteer spots train as it crosses a road
Steamtown's NKP 514 crossing the road near Gouldsboro Station.

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2022 Train Operations

Steamtown's train rides returned for the 2022 season. Rail experiences vary from short 30-minute trips exploring the park’s historic railroad yard to full-day trips through the Poconos.

New for 2022:
All ticket sales will be credit card only. Visitors are now able to purchase advance tickets online through recreation.gov for all excursions. Tickets for our Short Train Rides, the Scranton Limited and Caboose Experience, will not be available for advance purchase online and must be purchased on-site at the Information Kiosk, the day of your visit.

NOTICE:

  • The NPS has updated its masking guidance based on the CDC’s new COVID-19 Community Levels tool, which helps communities decide what prevention steps to take. Masking requirements in NPS buildings and on train rides at Steamtown NHS are based on local conditions.

  • Train rides are subject to cancellation due to mechanical issues, inclement weather, or crew availability.

 

Short Train Rides

2022 Season:

  • The Short Train Rides will operate on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, as staffing permits. Departure times are: 10:30am11:30am1:15pm, and 2:30pm.
  • Tickets are $6.00 for adults and kids over the age of 5; kids 5 and under are FREETickets must be purchased on-site at the Information Kiosk, the day of your visit.
  • Seating availability is first come, first served; we recommend getting in line 15-20 minutes ahead of scheduled departure time. Tickets are valid all day and for ANY departure time on the date of purchase.

NOTICE:

  • The NPS has updated its masking guidance based on the CDC’s new COVID-19 Community Levels tool, which helps communities decide what prevention steps to take. Masking requirements in NPS buildings and on train rides at Steamtown NHS are based on local conditions.
  • Train rides are subject to cancellation due to mechanical issues, inclement weather, or crew availability.

A 3-mile round trip ride lasting approximately 30-minutes. The locomotive travels through the rail yards, crosses the Lackawanna River, passes the historic Radisson at Lackawanna Station hotel and stops at the University of Scranton before returning to the Steamtown boarding area.

A short 15-20-minute ride in our historic caboose within the park boundaries. It gives visitors a chance to experience what life was like at the back of the train. This experience is included with the purchase of a Scranton Limited ticket. Please note: this additional experience is solely dependent upon staff and volunteer availability and may not be offered the day of your visit.

 

Excursions Beyond Steamtown NHS

Tickets available for purchase online

Tickets available for purchase online

 

It’s never too early to start your trip planning! Specific event information can be found by visiting the event calendar on the park website anytime. Station information and ticket pricing can be found on recreation.gov by searching “Steamtown National Historic Site.”

Last updated: November 2, 2022

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